Yahoo isn’t going to be an easy nut for Marissa mayer to crack. The company needs solid products to bring it on par with competitors.
Mayer hopes to hire engineers. She wants to emphasize products rather than media. Maybe Mayer ‘gets it’ and the future of Yahoo is more than closing down Flickr.
A picture is worth…
Checking out the photostream of some of the Flickr team, you’ll find Mayer fraternizing.
It seems that she spent Friday hanging out with the team, getting a walk through of plans for the product, and eating donuts. If Flickr is going to take on Instagram and Facebook, it’s going to need help from management.
It will be interesting to see what Mayer does with Yahoo. The company still has potential. Don’t write them off yet.
Yahoo is still in the mobile fight. The company was a silent yet meaningful part of the Apple iOS 6 announcement. They’re very much integrated with Siri. Search sports scores or weather and you’ll notice a little Yahoo logo.
If Mayer builds products that people use, Yahoo could have a home screen app on every smart device. Could it be Flickr?
Flickr is a staple of the internet. It has been for as long as it has been around. Lets hope Mayer gives it the love and attention it deserves.
Image Source: Flickr